In its first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted former Congolese rebel fighter Thomas Lubanga of recruiting and enlisting child soldiers. Children were forced to fight under his command, in a brutal civil war. Host Michel Martin talks with Shelly Whitman of the Child Soldiers Initiative about the case and its effect on the region.
It's been a year since the uprising began, and as the death toll rises, some American lawmakers are calling for U.S. military intervention. Host Michel Martin explores the issue with Shaun Casey, who teaches "Just War" theory, and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera International.
The U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a shooting rampage Sunday was taken to a American detention facility in Kuwait while the investigation continues; Syria marked the one-year anniversary of its popular uprising, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people; and cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza militants reached the highest level in more than a year. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, James Kitfield of National Journal and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan on a long-planned trip that has turned into something of a fence-mending mission. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. That attack is the latest in a series of negative events involving U.S. forces.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar on Sunday. The incident has raised questions about the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
After the latest Greece bailout, Europe's attention has turned to Spain, which has been breaking European Union spending rules for years. But the Spanish government has now caved to pressure to lower its deficit.
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